Dear HISPA Role Models, Partners and Friends:
As a HISPA Role Model and supporter you have demonstrated your commitment to enrich the lives of Latino students. In so doing, you contribute enormously to their quality of life while also improving the prospects for the future of our country. So, we seek your support for a new, innovative HISPA-ETS program.
We are excited about the opportunity to help guide creation of workplace and adult education evaluation standards for Latino adults. At the same time, it will provide financial support for HISPA and will acknowledge the support of ETS for the Latino community. It aligns perfectly with its mission to advance quality and equity in education by creating assessments based on rigorous research.
Here is how it works. ETS is conducting a survey of Latino adults who speak Spanish and are able to complete the survey in Spanish. So this is an opportunity for you to do the survey and help HISPA at the same time. You can complete it – online – in about 90 minutes. The survey will:
Ask about you and your background
Assess your cognitive skills – knowledge, reasoning, perception and judgment
Ask about your well-being and health, career interests and work/training history
Assess vocabulary knowledge and fluency
Results will be used ONLY for research. When you enroll, ETS will send you detailed information on how to log on, how to answer the survey and specifics about the survey management. Once you submit the survey, ETS will donate $50 to HISPA for your participation! And you can ask qualified friends and relatives to complete the survey too!
NOTE: The research must be completed by October 15, 2013. So it is important that you respond to this request by October 10.
To participate, the first step is to contact Ann Kennedy at ETS (firstname.lastname@example.org), and take care to include “HISPA” in the subject line of the message. Ann will provide you with the instructions and an ID code. This is very important in order for HISPA to receive credit for your participation.
We thank you in advance for your decision to participate in this exciting opportunity. We know your commitment runs deep and that you will help us make this program another one of HISPA’s successes.
ETS Senior Vice President and HISPA Board Member